Family of 5 rescued from water after jumping off burning boat into Lake St. Clair

  • Source: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
  • Published: 05/04/2017 02:42 AM

A family of five had to be rescued Wednesday from a boat fire on Lake St. Clair after a cruise on the family's new boat. After just a few minutes on Lake St. Clair in Fair Haven, the boat caught fire. The father, who is the fire chief in Ira Township, got the first sparks under control. "I tried putting it out with the fire extinguisher," Jason Keller said. "It went out, it flared back up." When the fire flared back up, the smoke and fire grew out of control. With little time to react, the mother jumped into the water. "I didn't realized what I was jumping into," Amber Ennis said. "I didn't realize it was as deep as it was."


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